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,000 plus. the rangers jump out to the early lead. soto with the base hit. murphy built a 5-1 cushion. the key play rally is on. two outs and should be the end of the inning. a flyball and josh hamilton and drops it. two runs in and oakland would erupt for six runs in the inning to go up 7-5. hamilton lost in the sun or something. griffin gave way to a lights owl bull pen -- lights out bull pen. and then in the eighth, you will get nothing and like it. the a's busted it open in the eighth. doubled with a bases loaded and make it 12-5. in the 9th his own personal cheering section there and gets michael young to end it. wish we had those guys in the studio. 12-5 the final. the a's are the al west division champs. break out the bubbly again. >> that's all we have done all year is to come back and how else do we do it? >> i am numb right now to tell you the truth. i had a tough time with it the other night and i think i am having a tougher time today. just want to soak it up and watch these guys celebrate. this group played harder than anybody i have ever seen. >> the a's and the tigers w
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david murphy to fly out. the orioles win it 5-1. they face the yankees in the al division series. matt cane will take him on this the giants division. first pitch and cane had the highlight of the year. the perfect game in june and won 16 games last season. tim lincecum used to be the giants' ace and the number one starter, but he was clearly the best pitcher this year. >> that's definitely an honor and it is something i am excited about in game one, but it is something i am also trying to stay even keel with. >> the a's will send rookie jarod parker to start game one against the tigers tomorrow. that's at 3:00 p.m. in detroit. the task for parker is out diewlg the reining mvp justin verlander and find a way to contain the triple crown winner, miguel cabrera. >> they have a guy that won the triple crown and they got us leading off. we have great hitters and great players. we have to stay in ourselves and do the same thing we have done all year. >> abc7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >>> "nightline" is up next. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. thanks for joining us.